I have a family of 4, we have been living in substandard housing for years with no power. We don't have a pedastal, so we are running lights by a generator at night, and then candles for the remainder of the night. We do have running water, tho. I Finally, got to apply when they did the online lottery to apply for sec 8, was luckily slected, and approved for sec 8. However, SEC 8 helps you with assistance to pay your rent, but not to help you pay for security deposits. We cannot afford off one income to pay a full months rent worth of security deposit, not even half, and half two weeks later, and pay for security deposits which sec8 does not help you with to hook up your utilities, either, and pay a rent share, a car payment, insurance payments, and have our needed to survive necessities all at once. I am on my 3rd, and LAST renewal chance for my voucher which is set to expire in 20 days. I am hoping to get enough help to cover the security deposits for a good home for my family, and to hook up my utilities. I am giving this call for help a try for 10 days, as I only have 20 left and within that 20 I would need to pay the deposit, hook up utilities in my name, and get a place scheduled for inspection all within that time frame. Anyone who knows me, knows how hard it is for me to be humiliatingly asking for help like this. As much as we have struggled to get by, we have tried to do it all on our own. We've tried to get a loan to pay for our needed deposits, but to our dismay we were denied. Our credit, I guess isn't good enough right now, and I'm just about ready to give up, and as much as I want to be able to give my kids a better home, and a chance to have their own bedrooms, it is becoming clearer by the day that it might just not be in our favor right now, but I'm hopeful that some of you might be able to help me make this possible. My other half is employed, and I am currently waiting, praying for this job I have a contingent offer with to fall through, and that in itself would be a very big blessing for my family, and I. But, as of right now, and the urgency of the matter, it is impossible without some help. I understand there are those who may have it harder than we, and if you are struggling I could never ask of your help, but if you are fairly doing good and may possibly be able to help me, I will appreciate all the help I can get. I was given a total of 120 days, and within that time I was unble to find a landlord willing to work with me, then I got screwed by one-my story you can find on Facebook in the sec. 8 page under my name- my post, and now this is where I am, kindly asking for help in any amount you can spare to hopefully achieve raising enough to help my family. In my honor, I can attest I would never try to scam anyone, or use your help for illegal things. T.y.i.a. for taking the time, an if possible helping me! Thank you!